A current MSNBC personality just passed the half-decade mark as a host on the channel. A former MSNBC personality who’s made plenty of comebacks just made another one. The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker praised each man to the skies this past weekend. Tucker called Chris Hayes "the classiest man on cable” and opined that from the get-go, he was brilliant, “an engaging, charismatic host whose mind moved faster than Usain Bolt’s legs." As for Keith Olbermann, now of GQ, Tucker gushed that Olby "recognizes that conservatism…is a metastasizing cancer within the American body, and that if that cancer is left untreated, the American body will be consigned to hospice care."
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 20, 2016 | 8:30 AM EDT
From a recent Noticiero Telemundo newscast, this is one of the stranger (and more grossly blatant) examples of media bias that you'll find. Here is how anchor María Celeste Arrarás introduced a story on how 1 out 4 Americans refuse to stop working while sick:
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 20, 2016 | 3:37 AM EDT
The season finale of ABC’s Match Game was a good one, with a special guest and a surprise question I never expected. The show brought together uber lefty host Alec Baldwin with special guest former Governor Sarah Palin. Baldwin immediately addressed the elephant in the room, saying to Palin, “I'm simply gonna start by asking you what everyone is dying to know — what the hell are you doing here?”
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 20, 2016 | 2:05 AM EDT
Fox’s Lucifer has returned for a second season with its comic book version of Satan in the episode “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer.” After last season’s cliffhanger that God’s wife/Lucifer’s mother escaped from Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is on a mission to find her here on Earth, as he tells his therapist, Linda Martin (Rachael Harris). Lucifer explains the Creation to her and let’s just say it is a bit different from the Biblical one.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 20, 2016 | 2:02 AM EDT
The ever pleasant Samantha Bee spent the first segment of Full Frontal Monday whining about how Hillary Clinton had taken a tumble in the polls, with Donald Trump pulling ahead in key battleground states. But for Bee, it couldn’t possibly be because Clinton had lied to the public about nearly everything, including about being a little sick. “Faced with the prospect of losing the presidency to a two-bit used hate salesman, Clinton dragged herself from her deathbed to deliver a stark warning,” about Trump, Bee opined.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 20, 2016 | 12:28 AM EDT
Well, CBS has brought back its beloved comedy, Big Bang Theory for its 10th season (insert sarcastic “whoop” here). This series is well-known for its snide science-y remarks explaining every case scenario one may find themselves in, but even this crew can’t figure out family dynamics.
By Tim Graham | | September 19, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT
Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple on Monday was thrilled at the "refreshing" New York Times headline labeling Donald Trump as a relentless liar. But there was no evaluation of whether the Clintons could be accused over the years of "relentless deception." Only one candidate, apparently, must be singled out as a champion of deception:
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 19, 2016 | 10:40 PM EDT
Following the two weekend terrorist attacks carried out by naturalized US citizens, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general announced Monday that 800 individuals slipped through the cracks and were wrongly granted citizenship. And yet, ABC and NBC failed to report it that evening, while CBS buried it in a Donald Trump report with no context.
AP Frets Over St. Cloud Stabbing Spree 'Backlash,' Relegates Hero Who Stopped the Attack to Late ParagraphsBy Tom Blumer | | September 19, 2016 | 9:34 PM EDT
As has so often been the case in the wake of terrorist attacks, the press is de-prioritizing what actually occurred during the St. Cloud, Minnesota mall stabbing spree in favor of a "watch out for the backlash" narrative. This is what occurred at the Associated Press late Monday afternoon, where the headline at the dispatch by Kyle Potter and Amy Forliti reads: "SOMALI COMMUNITY BRACES FOR MINNESOTA MALL ATTACK BACKLASH." It's as if the awful "backlash" will definitely happen, even though in so many other analogous instances it hasn't.
By Brent Baker | | September 19, 2016 | 8:28 PM EDT
New on September 19: “A cheer for a giant in the media world blowing the whistle on her friends who want to give Hillary Rodham Clinton a free pass.” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd relayed how her friends want her to “censor any negative stories about Hillary.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 19, 2016 | 7:23 PM EDT
Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic magazine can hardly contain his excitement. He believes he has found the key, THE KEY, to finally bringing down the candidacy of Donald Trump. According to Friedersdorf, if voters spend the time to watch thousands of hours of raw unedited footage of The Apprentice, it will make them realize that (GASP!) reality TV not quite real and that much of it has been left on the editing room floor thus causing them to turn against Trump.
If you can read his reality TV exposure premise without bursting out laughing starting with the title, The People Behind The Apprentice Owe America the Truth About Donald Trump, then you have more self control than your humble correspondent.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | September 19, 2016 | 6:20 PM EDT
Michael Mann is not just a climate scientist, he’s a climate activist and one of the news media’s favorite alarmists.
So it is no surprise to see him lash out at anyone who disagrees with his views about the climate. But it crosses into rampant media bias when a national newspaper supplies him with the platform and the editorial cartoonist to lampoon his competition in the marketplace of ideas.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 19, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Monday, host Andrea Mitchell was in panic mode, fretting that the rash of terror attacks over the weekend would hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign: “...this is exactly what a lot of the people around Hillary Clinton had been concerned about, some incident. We recall how San Bernardino and the Muslim ban was – elevated Donald Trump and gave him this tough persona....He is now polling better than Hillary Clinton in the ability to combat terrorism.”
By Tom Blumer | | September 19, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT
It's been ten days since Hillary Clinton made her "basket of deplorables" remark, claiming that "half" of Donald Trump's supporters, i.e., essentially one-fourth of all Americans, is one or more of the following: "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic," and a catch-all in case she missed anything, "You name it."
Since then, the most revealing aspect of the fallout from those remarks, other than the fact the Mrs. Clinton couldn't bring herself to simply say, "I was wrong, and I am sorry," instead issuing an all too typical non-apology apology — is how many leftist commentators have come out and insisted that she was right in the first place, and that she therefore need not and should not apologize. Some pundits believe that she should have hit all Trump supporters with the "deplorables" tag. One of the more visible members of the "it really is half" club is columnist and Fox News contributor Juan Williams.